So are you really surprised that Fantastic Four is already going to remade, rebooted, reimagined, whatever the hell you want to call it, according to IESB 20th Century Fox is going to do it. It looks like we are going to get a new version of 'Fantastic Four'. I could honestly care less, I didn't like the first two movies, I thought they could have and should have did a much better job. They possibly can't make it any worse than it already was. IESB reports:
The two films previously released never really caught on with the fans and the studio is reportedly looking to completely retool, recast and recrew the franchise. This means no Tim Story, no Iaon, no Julian (thank the maker, he never sat well with me as Dr. Doom), no Chris, no Chiklis and no Jessica.
That's all fine with me. The best part of the movie was Chiklis as The Thing. I imagine this next time around The Thing will be CG. The first two movies didn't do too bad at the box office. The first film made $330 Million in 2005 and The second movie made $290 Million in 2007. No matter what they end up doing with this new Fantastic Four movie the name has already been tainted, fans hated the movies, and it got awful reviews. Because of the bad taste that the last films left in our mouth I think even with a new hardcore reboot it wont make more than $290 million.
The franchise is looking to be "less bubble gum" this time round following the Iron Man template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero. Iron Man was in no way as dark as The Dark Knight but was funny, action-y as well as a bit on the serious side.
Well, hopefully they understand that Iron Man had an incredibly talented creative team with a great vision and limited studio interference. When the studio execs did come into play they had a good vision as well. As we all know FOX execs loves to stick their nose's into the productions and screw around with things using bad judgment, like what they did with Cyclops in 'X-Men 3' and Deadpool in Wolverine. I am still waiting to see what they did for 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. In all honestly now that I've thought about it, I think this whole new Fantastic Four movie is going to be just as bad as the first two films but in a reimagined way.
What do you think?